When news about Phantom high-speed cameras started getting attention this week, all I could think about was how much cooler Shark Week will look next time around. I stand corrected — this portrait of life in Brooklyn, New York is a much better use of fps.
According to director/cinematographer Jonathan Bregel, the goal here was to prove that the Phantom Flex high-speed camera is capable of effectively shooting documentary-style footage:
…the idea behind this video was to document whatever sort of culture we could find within an 8 hour span with literally no pre-production. I have honestly seen too many slow-motion explosions, face slaps, and popping water baloons, that I thought capturing real culture, and real emotion would be a cool change of pace.
Check out the Next Level Pictures blog for some behind-the-scenes photos. For more on Brooklyn, New York, visit our destination page.
(Via TDW & doobybrain.)